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    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and an Illness-Focused Approach to Care: Controversy, Morality and Paradox.Michael Sharpe & Monica Greco - 2019 - Medical Humanities 45 (2):183-187.
    Contemporary medicine distinguishes between illness and disease. Illness refers to a person’s subjective experience of symptoms; disease refers to objective bodily pathology. For many illnesses, medicine has made great progress in finding and treating associated disease. However, not all illnesses are successfully relieved by treating the disease. In some such cases, the patient’s suffering can only be reduced by treatment that is focused on the illness itself. Chronic disabling fatigue is a common symptom of illness, for which disease-focused treatment is (...)
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    On the Vitality of Vitalism.Monica Greco - 2005 - Theory, Culture and Society 22 (1):15-27.
    The term ‘vitalism’ is most readily associated with a series of debates among 18th- and 19th-century biologists, and broadly with the claim that the explanation of living phenomena is not compatible with, or is not exhausted by, the principles of basic sciences like physics and chemistry. Scientists and philosophers have continued to address vitalism - mostly in order to reject it - well into the second half of the 20th century, in connection with classic concepts such as mechanism, reductionism, emergence, (...)
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    The Politics of Attachment: Lines of Flight with Bowlby, Deleuze and Guattari.Robbie Duschinsky, Monica Greco & Judith Solomon - 2015 - Theory, Culture and Society 32 (7-8):173-195.
    Research on attachment is widely regarded in sociology and feminist scholarship as politically conservative – oriented by a concern to police families, pathologize mothers and emphasize psychological at the expense of socio-economic factors. These critiques have presented attachment theory as constructing biological imperatives to naturalize contingent, social demands. We propose that a more effective critique of the politically conservative uses of attachment theory is offered by engaging with the ‘attachment system’ at the level of ontology. In developing this argument we (...)
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    The Politics of Indeterminacy and the Right to Health.Monica Greco - 2004 - Theory, Culture and Society 21 (6):1-22.
    Discussions of the framework and terminology associated with the right to health tend to treat the indeterminacy of ‘health’ as conceptual noise that the construction of effective policy must not focus on, but find ways of bracketing out. On this basis, the right to health is broadly regarded as a social and economic, rather than a civil and political right. This article draws critically on literature about the implications of developments in medical biotechnologies, to argue that a positive acknowledgement of (...)
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    On Illness and Value: Biopolitics, Psychosomatics, Participating Bodies.Monica Greco - 2019 - Medical Humanities 45 (2):107-115.
    In its heyday, around the mid-twentieth century, psychosomatic medicine was promoted as heralding a new science of body/mind relations that held the promise of transforming medicine as a whole. Sixty years on, the field appears to have achieved no more than a respectable position as a research specialism within the medical status quo. This paper articulates the problematic of psychosomatics through a number of propositions that reconnect its promise of novelty to the present and to contemporary concerns. In contrast to (...)
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    Vitalism Now – A Problematic.Monica Greco - 2021 - Theory, Culture and Society 38 (2):47-69.
    This paper considers whether and how ‘vitalism’ might be considered relevant as a concept today; whether its relevance should be expressed in terms of disciplinary demarcations between the life sciences and the natural sciences; and whether there is a fundamental incompatibility between a ‘vitalism of process’ and a ‘vitalism as pathos’. I argue that the relevance of vitalism as an epistemological and ontological problem concerning the categorical distinction between living and non-living beings must be contextualized historically, and referred exclusively to (...)
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    10 Logics of Interdisciplinarity.Monica Greco - 2013 - In Andrew Barry & Georgina Born (eds.), Interdisciplinarity: Reconfigurations of the Social and Natural Sciences. Routledge. pp. 226.
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    The Time of the Real: When Disease is ‘Actual’.Monica Greco - 1998 - Cultural Values 2 (2-3):243-260.
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    Biopolitics, Psychosomatics, Participating Bodies.Monica Greco - 2019 - Medical Humanities 45 (2):103-106.
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    Self-Report as a Valid Measure of Yawning in the Laboratory.Monica Greco & Ronald Baenninger - 1989 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 27 (1):75-76.